TRAVEL & LODGING INFO - SPRINGFIELD, IL
Book your room now for Springfield! MQX has negotiated a great rate for the fall show.
Beginning September 21st through October 2nd rooms are available for the MQX Quilt Festival group rate of $109. If room reservations are needed before or after these dates, please call the hotel and ask for a date extension.
Please call the hotel directly at 800-589-2769 or 217-529-7777 (ask for MQX Quilt Festival Group)
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
The Crowne Plaza provides free shuttle service to/from the Capital/Springfield (SPI) Airport and AMTRAK station.
Travel into Springfield, Illinois
Air Travel - There are a few options to air travel. Students/attendees may fly into Springfield with connections typically made through Chicago or St. Louis.
Other regional airports are Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois
All the airports mentioned below have numerous rental car options.
Click on the airport name for each airport's website and rental cars companies.
St. Louis, Missouri (BART Shuttle Service is available for travel from St. Louis airport to the Crowne Plaza. www.bartshuttle.com)
Chicago, Illinois - be mindful of traffic and the 3-4 hour travel time (Indianapolis might be a better choice)
Rail Service - Amtrak has economical service from St. Louis and Chicago
Amtrak Midwest Train Routes
Restaurant Options within walking distance of Crowne Plaza Convention Center:
Steak n Shake, McDonalds, Panera, Arbys, Long John Silvers, I-Hop, Bob Evans, Denny's, Applebees, Smokey Bones, Luca's Pizza, Red Lobster, CanCun ( Mexican), Cheddars, Hooters, Outback Steak House.